Want to Try a Ukulele Orchestra Experience?

Have you ever fancied trying to play and pick out a tune on your ukulele in an ensemble? Come and join me, Liz DeBarros, and try it out and get the Ukulele Experience at this workshop.

Saturday June 8th 2019, 10.30am to noon at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge, Unit 8 – 464 Island Hwy. E., Parksville

We will look at a piece of contemporary music that I’ve arranged into three parts and, after a short practice through all parts and explanation of the timing, you can decide which you feel most comfortable playing. I’ll split the class up into three groups and by the end of the session, we will come together and play the piece as an orchestra. (Minimum of 8 participants)

We’ll be playing the Beatles “I’ll Follow the Sun”

Workshop fee $30. To register, email me at ukelessonsliz@shaw.ca

My website: http://www.ukelessonsliz.com

 

Absolute Beginners Group Lessons

WEDNESDAYS, APRIL 24 ,MAY 1, 8, 22, 2019

Four one-hour lessons 11am to noon on Wednesdays at The MAC in Parksville

 

If you have ever thought about playing the ukulele but never even held one; or have been strumming for a while but would like to learn how to pick a tune, join me, Liz DeBarros, this four-week course will guide you through those skills

The cost is $70 and includes the course book “You Can Play Today”. If you don’t have your own ukulele, you can pre-order a good quality beginner package of ukulele, bag, tuner and strap from me for $120.

For more information or to register, email ukelessonsliz@shaw.ca or call 250-586-5803.

I am a Level 2 JHUI Certified Ukulele Teacher; play in the local band Revolving Doors and teach workshops and group lessons at the MAC and GZAL in Parksville.

Full details at http://www.ukelessonsliz.com

James Hill’s Sing. Strum. Spa.

The second James Hill “Sing. Strum. Spa.” ukulele extravaganza is taking place at Harrison Hot Springs October 25-27th 2019.

The website is now live and if you are interested, purchase your tickets soon as this event sells out quickly.

Nanaimo Festival organiser, Liz Debarros will be part of the James Hill teaching team at Harrison Hot Springs. 

Here’s the link  https://ukulelehotsprings.com/index.html

SAVE THE DATES – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH & SATURDAY 14TH 2019

 

A FULL ITINERARY FOR THE FESTIVAL WILL BE ON THE WEBSITE SOON.

WE LOVED THEM SO MUCH LAST YEAR, THEY ARE BACK AGAIN – THE NAKED WAITERS – NOW BASED ON OAHU – WILL BE HEADLINING OUR CONCERT ON FRIDAY 13TH.

THREE JHUI CERTIFIED TEACHERS, LIZ DEBARROS, CAROL JOHNS AND ALI ROMANOW WILL BE LEADING WORKSHOPS AT VARIOUS LEVELS ON SATURDAY SEPT 14TH. THERE WILL BE AN OPEN MIC AND SING AND STRUM LEAD BY THE REVOLVING DOORS.

Twin Chords Workshop

 TWIN CHORDS WORKSHOP AT GROUND ZERO ACOUSTIC LOUNGE (GZAL) ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23RD 2019. 10.30AM TO NOON

This is the third in Liz Debarros’ ukulele workshop series.

This workshop is for newer strummers and those wishing to add some cool chords to their repertoire.
The ukulele, with its four strings, makes playing some difficult sounding chords easy. We will look at the magic of “chord twins”, how we can utilize the same chord shapes moving around the neck to play some wonderful songs.
This workshop costs $30 and will use James Hill’s “Booster Uke” book which costs $19.

To register for the workshop go to http://www.gzalounge.com/ukulele-lessons-and-workshops.html

GZAL is located at

8 – 464 Island Highway East, Parksville   (behind Kerry’s Car and Truck Centre next to Boston Pizza)

For more information email ukelessonsliz@shaw.ca

MYSTERY OF CHORDS WORKSHOP

Instructor – Liz DeBarros

Saturday January 12th – 10.30am to noon

This is the second of my ukulele workshop series to be held at Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge in Parksville.

This workshop will show you how chords are made and explain the mystery of chord progressions.

We will look at all the Major chords and why there are many variations within each chord. Minor chords and how they fit in to a chord progression.

Chord “inversions” (don’t worry, it’s not that technical) and see how you can make chords up and down the neck.

Movable chords and transposing or changing the key of a song. How to use a capo.

I’ll also be showing you how to anticipate chord changes and position your fingers for quicker and more accurate changes.

This workshop is also suitable for Baritone ukulele players.

The cost is $30 and tickets are available through GZAL website

http://www.gzalounge.com/ukulele-lessons-and-workshops.html

 

Absolute Beginner Group Lessons in Parksville

Four one-hour lessons 11am to noon on Wednesdays at The MAC in Parksville

Wednesday January 16th to February 6th 2019

If you have ever thought about playing the ukulele but never even held one; or have been strumming for a while but would like to learn how to pick a tune, this four-week course will guide you through those skills

The cost is $70 and includes the course book “You Can Play Today”. If you don’t have your own ukulele, you can pre-order a good quality beginner package of ukulele, bag, tuner and strap from me for $120.

For more information or to register, email ukelessonsliz@shaw.ca or call 250-586-5803.

I am a Level 2 JHUI Certified Ukulele Teacher; play in the local band Revolving Doors and teach workshops and group lessons at the MAC and GZAL in Parksville.

Strumming Patterns Workshop – Saturday November 24th 2018

Would you like to improve your strumming?

Liz DeBarros, a Level 3 JHUI Ukulele Teacher, will be giving a Strumming workshop at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge (GZAL) in Parksville on Saturday November 24th, 10.30am to noon.

The workshop will cover strumming techniques – thumb strum, finger single, double and triple strums

The difference between beat and rhythm and how to choose which strumming pattern to use in each song you play

Strumming exercises using a variety of songs in different timings – 4/4; 3/4; 6/8 etc.

Move on from the single, down strum and enhance your Sing & Strum experience.

Cost of the workshop is $30. The workshop is suitable for Beginners who have a little experience, Intermediate upwards.

Limited to 20 students

Register through the GZAL website link below; scroll down to the Strumming workshop.

http://www.gzalounge.com/ukulele-lessons.html

If you have any questions, please email Liz at ukelessonsliz@shaw.ca 

No refunds for cancellations after Nov 17th 2018

Uke Orchestra in Qualicum Beach

There’s a Ukulele orchestra starting up at the Seniors Centre in Qualicum Beach – see details below

5 Five-week Ukulele Sessions: Melody, Harmony & Chords and Strum & Sing

Can you read and play treble clef notes and a few chords on the ukulele?  Join other friendly and supportive players for one or more fun sessions!                 Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:30 pm 2018/19.                                                                    

  1. September 19 to October 24. Jazz and Pop Standards.  Ensemble Tunes: 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords.  Fly Me to the Moon and Moondance. Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
  2. November 14 to December 12. Christmas and Seasonal. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. The First Noel, O Christmas Tree, Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire and (Alvin!!) The Chipmunk Song.  Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
  3. January 16 to February 13. Jazz Love Standards. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. It Had to Be You and The Way You Look Tonight.   Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
  4. April 3 to May 1. Early Music. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. Scarborough Fair, Greensleaves and Suo Gan Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.
  5. May 22 to June 19. Jazz Standards and Beach/Summertime Tunes. Ensemble Tunes, 45 minutes: Melody, Harmony, and Chords. Summertime and Oye Como Va. Strum & Sing: 15 minutes. Group favorites.

For session details contact Cathy @ 250-594-2260 or fiona3@shaw.ca

Ukulele lessons for beginners to advance contact Liz ukelessonsliz@shaw.ca

Beginner Group Ukulele Lessons

A new four session series of Absolute Beginner group ukulele lessons with Liz DeBarros is starting at the Ground Zero Acoustic Lounge (GZAL) on Monday September 17th at 7pm. All the details are on their website http://www.gzalounge.com/ukulele-lessons.html .

Liz is also excited to announce a series of six ukulele workshops to be given at  GZAL over the course of seven months, starting with “Strumming Patterns” on Saturday November 24th, 10.30am to noon. Again, all the details are on the GZAL website, keep scrolling down the page to see all the workshops on offer. You can register and pay for the workshops through the GZAL website.

http://www.gzalounge.com/ukulele-lessons.html

Liz DeBarros Level 2 JHUI Certified Ukulele Teacher